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7 ways smart people ruin their own success

Some of them will make it. Many of them won't.<p>Lots of people say they want to be successful. They work to be more productive. And yet they manage to sabotage their path at every turn.<p>Perhaps it's because they don't know any better. Or maybe they have blind spots concerning their own behavior. Many …


Serial-killer link shows need for research, aboriginal leaders say

The revelation that indigenous women are dramatically overrepresented among Canada's female serial-homicide victims underscores the need for independent data and confirms the merits of a national inquiry into violence against aboriginal women, indigenous leaders say.<p>Some aboriginal organizations …

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …


34 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2015

Do judge these books by their covers.

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

20 ways being left-handed impacts your health

With just 10% of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we're living in a right-handed world. But aside from making it tough to cut a straight line with a pair of scissors designed for righties, being a southpaw can also have some subtle effects on our physical …


Election Day: Bevin wins in Kentucky, Ohio rejects pot

<b>(CNN) —</b> Matt Bevin, the controversial Kentuckian who attempted to dethrone Sen. Mitch McConnell last year and has vowed to eliminate the state's Obamacare programs, orchestrated a remarkable political comeback on Tuesday to win the state's governorship.<p>In an upset victory by a surprisingly large …


The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

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Animal pictures of the week: 30 October 2015 - Telegraph

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Ick or treat? 5 strange facts about candy corn

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, there's actually corn in it. Corn syrup, if that counts.<p>Each kernel has three colors, about 7 calories and a lot of sugar. Many people, including comedian Lewis Black, can't stand it.<p>And yet every October, it fills candy bowls, trick-or-treat bags and the mouths of sweet-toothed …

Pictures of the day: 24 October 2015 - Telegraph

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Celebrity baby names: The best of the unique

Some celebrities like their children to be as distinctive as they are, giving them unusual names. Check the photos to see examples.

Animal pictures of the week: 16 October 2015 - Telegraph

Pope Francis in the US, in pictures - Telegraph

Animal pictures of the week: 25 September 2015 - Telegraph

Pope Francis Delivers Historic Address to Congress

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Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

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15+ Mind-Bending Photos That Seem Fake But Are Actually Real

If you've spent a decent amount of time on the Internet, you've probably developed a healthy skepticism – you shouldn't always believe what you see …

What Are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. Though often maligned in trendy diets, …


Jeb: Planned Parenthood isn't 'doing women's health issues'

Jeb Bush attacked Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, doubling down on his assertion that the organization should not receive any federal funding because it’s not actually tackling women’s health issues.<p>“I, for one, don’t think Planned Parenthood ought to get a penny though, and that’s the difference …

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How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Simple Tips That Work

Do you want to learn how to be happier at work? Here are 10 simple things that you can do that are proven to work.<p>This infographic was crafted with …

26 beautiful photos you won't believe were taken in Pakistan

Want to feel happier? Watch a film that makes you cry

Watching a tearjerker will spark a burst of happiness 90 minutes after the film has ended scientists have found<p>It is said that laughter is the best medicine, but when it comes to feeling blue, crying might be the best cure.<p>Researchers in the Netherlands videoed a group of 60 volunteers watching two …

Brother of late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson says he saved 6 lives by donating organs

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson is altering lives in death.<p>His younger brother said Tuesday on Twitter that Wilson saved six lives by donating his organs.<p>The 37-year-old Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. A British driver who lived …


When it Rains, it Pours: 50 More Picture Books From a Stellar 2015

(FLOAT by Daniel Miyares from Simon & Schuster)<p>As far as I'm concerned, 2015 could have closed up shop months ago and it still would have been a landmark year for picture books. Back in February, I said that this year may well prove to be a high water mark for picture books. However, there was no …


When firefighters speak out on climate change, we ought to listen up

Freak wild fires are becoming the new normal as global weather patterns have changed dramatically but we still not have accepted that<p>Climate change is worsening the fires that ravage many parts of America each year. Grime-streaked firefighters battling one of the 167 active wildfires currently …

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